Operating Committee (OC) - DISBANDED

The Operating Committee supports NERC's reliability mission by executing the policies, directives, and assignments of the Board of Trustees and advising the Board on operating reliability matters. The Operating Committee also maintains a work plan that prioritizes the existing and future work of the committee and its subgroups consistent with the business and strategic plans of NERC. The Operating Committee's responsibilities include the following functions: 

  • Assess, analyze, and report on Bulk Electric System operating reliability performance;
  • Coordinate operating reliability matters with reliability Regions and other organizations; 
  • Enable the reliable operation of the interconnected Bulk Electric System by facilitating information exchange and coordination among reliability service organizations; 
  • Assist the development and implementation of Reliability Standards for the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System;  
  • Advise the Compliance and Certification functions on operating reliability matters; 
  • Advise NERC staff in the provision of education and training resources to promote Bulk Electric System reliability; 
  • Coordinate the provision of applications (i.e., tools), data, and services necessary to support the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System;  
  • Assist the critical infrastructure protection program on matters related to operating reliability; and 
  • Advise the dispute resolution function, as needed.